The fabric was from Len's Mill store in Barrie was only $6.00 a yard.
They sell fabric by the yard or by the metre and I picked up half a metre.
The pattern was a freebie from HERE and only called for a fat quarter. The pattern is actually for a reversible apron and so one would need two fat quarters. I didn't want to make it reversible but the fat quarter was perfect. There was no waste whatsoever. Since I bought a half metre, my fat quarters were cut out of it with some leftover on the sides which I used for the neck strap. The quarter circle that was cut out for the arms was used for a pocket - that was doubled.
It's hard to see but there is a pocket in the middle of the apron (click on the photo to make it bigger.) Little ones don't use pockets much so it's mainly for decorative purposes. I hoped to trim the differently but I didn't have enough lime green bias to cover both arm sections. I left the excess fabric for the neck part so that I can adjust it if their heads grow and the strap becomes too tight. The apron itself with fit a little one for several years. I made the ties with some polyester broadcloth that I had.
Very cute. And no waste is wonderful.ReplyDelete
The aprons are cheerful and will fit the girls for a long time. I always make my aprons like this but with a narrow folded edge where you used the bias binding. When my kids were little I made several little aprons in red for the school Christmas fair to raise money for a school trip. Grannies bought them for their little Christmas bakers.ReplyDelete
Brilliant! They are lovely!ReplyDelete
Very cute:) Thanks for the link.ReplyDelete
Those are very sweet.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to the wee ones - those aprons are just darling, Dolores!!!ReplyDelete